The Secret Life of Siegfried and Roy

The Secret Life of Siegfried and Roy

How the Tiger Kings Tamed Las Vegas

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
A behind-the-scenes look at the personal and professional lives of the magician duo known for their acts featuring exotic cats describes the childhoods of the two men, their alcohol- and drug-fueled rise to fame, and the tiger attack that ended their forty-four-year career.

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Key players in the duo's inner circle unravel the untold story of how two youngsters founded a friendship, a franchise, and a tempestuous on-and-off love affair that would last a lifetime. From their humble beginnings in war-torn Germany, Tiger Kings Siegfried & Roy roared into Las Vegas and tamed Sin City like no act before them. Their illusions broke box-office records. In just one decade at The Mirage, their magical extravaganza, featuring rare white tigers, lions and elephants, grossed an astounding half a billion dollars. Then, in one tragic instant, their world came crashing down: on October 3, 2003, Roy Horn was attacked onstage by his 600-pound white tiger, Montecore. After he literally "died" on the operating table, Roy fought for survival as partner Siegfried watched and prayed. Suddenly, the show was over--or was it?--From publisher description.

Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Phoenix Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781597775601
1597775606
Branch Call Number: 920 LAV
Characteristics: xxii, 247 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm

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